Arkansas State Police seize 3,000 pounds of marijuana products, guns in five Crawford County traffic stopsPosted by On

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Arkansas State Police seized over 3,000 pounds of illegal contraband in five recent Crawford County traffic stops, according to a news release.

ASP pulled over a tractor-trailer carrying three vehicles eastbound on Interstate 40 near mile marker 1 around 2 p.m. on Feb. 14.

18 bags of contraband marijuana weighing over 400 pounds were found during the search concealed in trucks.

Three people were arrested and charged with possession of a scheduled VI controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

Jezreel Otey, 29, from Little Rock, and passengers Robert Sanders, 33, and Ciara Hewlett, 27, both from North Little Rock were booked into the Crawford County Jail. Two minors were also in the tractor-trailer.

On Feb. 20, ASP pulled over a pickup traveling from Oregon to Florida for a traffic violation.

Troopers found nine duffle bags containing over 200 pounds of illegal marijuana in 190 vacuum-sealed bags. A loaded 357 Magnum revolver was also found in a fanny pack along with nearly $4,000.

Thomas Elliott, 51, was arrested and is facing multiple charges.

The same day, ASP stopped a Chevrolet Suburban. Inside the vehicle were three large…

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